Health issues and depression

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Am having health issues related to a chronic lung infection. Have been on 3 antibiotics for 9 months and will have to be on them longer yet, another 3-6 months and re- infection rate is high. So If I do knock this out of my system---re infection is likely to happen again.

Taking these antibiotics is killing me-- have lost weight, no appetite, lots of feet pain and nerve damage. I used to be an active person, hike, run, etc, now about all I can do is sit in the chair most of the time. This is sooo not worth it, this is no way to live.

I am going to stop the antibiotics and if this infection gets the best of me, I will just stop eating and that will be the end of it all in a couple to few weeks. Can't take this anymore, this is not living. Just want it to end.

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    understand where you are coming from I'm in quite a lot of pain myself in both legs can barely walk life sucks Arthritis so bad I have been crying a lot just want it to end.

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    Hi Nash . . . so sorry to hear about your serious health problem. It sounds like you're at your wit's end and for that there is extra, stepped-up help available I believe at this site.

    Also I hope you will talk to your doctor the way you're talking here and share these thoughts with him so that he can help you as well.

    You deserve the best help available for your serious situation.

    Please don't try to go through this alone.

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    hi nash, in some ways i do understand you. i have been through this as doctors misdiagnosed with so called ibs 12 years ago, i have now discovered this is coeliac disease! last year i nearly took my own life over this! it took 3 people to speak to me to stop me, family thought it was a cry for attention, they took a while to realise it was a cry for help. i now have the correct diagnosis and this has helped my health, no pills, no psychiatry only counselling. i am looking to sue my old doctors for misdiagnosing this.i hope you get any help you think you need, tablets may not help for you. you may need a different approach. you fight for what you want and need. you are you and whilst you still can decide what you want to do, cling to that. nobody else will.

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    Hi nash3222

    We note from a recent post which you have made to our forum that you may be experiencing thoughts around self-harm. If we have misinterpreted your comments then we apologies for contacting you directly. But if you are having such thoughts then please note that you are not alone in this, and there are people out there that can help.

    If you are having these suicidal thoughts then we strongly recommend you speak to someone who may be able to help. The Samaritans offer a safe space where you can talk openly about what you are going through. They can help you explore your options, understand your problems better, or just be there to listen.

    Their contact details are on our patient information leaflet here: https://patient.info/health/dealing-with-suicidal-thoughts, which also offers lots of other advice on how you can access the help you may need.

    If you are having such thoughts then please do reach out to the team at the Samaritans (or the other people detailed in our leaflet) who will understand what you're going through and will be able to help.

    Kindest regards

    Patient

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